Pick your day

Reading: Matthew 17 v 14 - 21 (King James Version)

An incredible miracle of a restored family and Jesus tells his frustrated and disappointed disciples that success with this particular problem comes from the combination of prayer and fasting.

It’s amazing to me that so much effect comes from so much invisible effort. Wouldn't prayer and fasting be easier if we could ‘see’ the impact it makes? And yet Jesus tells us this life changing combo has power to change everything.

Tomorrow is a new day, but it’s also the beginning of a new year. As a church we want to give God the first of 2017, so we’re setting aside these thirty one days of January to pray and fast.

Here are your choices:

  • pick one day in January and set aside your meals and pray a little more than usual
  • pick one day in the week and each week fast on that day. Say, you decide you’ll fast on a Monday, why not fast each Monday in January?
  • where medically prudent, why not consider fasting for extended periods of time, say two or three days at a go? If you’re unfamiliar with fasting I’d advise against beginning with a seven day fast!

However you decide to fast, set aside extra time to pray for you, your family and Cornerstone City Church. Here are some points for prayer for Cornerstone City Church:

  • Senior Leadership Team: for wisdom, guidance, obedience and courage
  • Senior Staff: pray for their families, faith and gifts to grow
  • City Team: as we bed in this new way to lead and serve on Sundays
  • Members grow in faith and adventure
  • Many more people to experience the good news about Jesus
  • A bold, brave church confident in Christ for the future
  • Provision for the next step in our journey to Duke Street

In addition to your personal fasting and prayers, the church are going to gather each Wednesday morning between 7 - 8 am and between 8 - 9.30 pm to pray for our church and our city in 2017. Please set aside time to bring your faith and passion to these gatherings.

In the meantime, find below ways to connect to effective Read your Bible in a Year apps. Why not download either of these apps right now and begin 2017 in the right way. Of course, we’re getting ready for church tomorrow and we hope to see you there to welcome the new year together.

Every blessing & Happy New Year.

 

Info on how to download You Version and HTB Bible in One Year:

You Version on an iPhone:

  • Open app store
  • search 'you version bible'
  • Click 'get'
  • app will begin installing

HTB Bible in One Year on an iPhone:

  • Open app store
  • search 'HTB Bible in One Year'
  • Click 'get'
  • app will begin installing

You Version on an Android:

  • tap apps icon
  • swipe left and right until you find 'play store' icon
  • tap the magnifying icon in top right
  • search 'you version bible'
  • tap 3 dots to right handmade of 'you version bible' icon
  • click install right away

HTB Bible in One Year on an Android:

  • tap apps icon
  • swipe left and right until you find 'play store' icon
  • tap the magnifying icon in top right
  • search 'HTB Bible in One Year'
  • tap 3 dots to right handmade of 'HTB Bible in One Year' icon
  • click install right away

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